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Dave Grohl is too iconic as Nirvana’s drummer though. That wouldn’t fly, although I think it would be cool.
I really hope Stipe does something. You’re right, he’d be good on CAYA. Also About a Girl, All Apologies, Pennyroyal Tea, Dumb, etc.
Now the question is, what song(s) will they play??? I’d put money on All Apologies making an appearance and, let’s face it, Teen Spirit.
Also, Dave Grohl obviously has the vocal/screaming chops to do it, so maybe if they do an earlier song with Chad on drums…?
I think if they did a more low-key song, Stipe would be great. Springsteen could rock it, but it would feel weird as he has no connection to Nirvana whatsoever. McCartney COULD be cool, but he’d probably end up looking like cool, awkward grandpa (he’s not exactly in his Helter Skelter vocal-shredding prime anymore). As much as I love Coldplay, I’d scoop my eyes out with a spoon if Chris Martin filled in. I hate to say it, but Eddie Vedder might be the best fit for this.
I think I may be the only person in the world that can’t stand this band. I could just never do MM. They drive me batty. Even “Float On.”
I don’t care how iconic or important “Teen Spirit” is, that’s not the issue I have with its exclusion. Take away its cultural significance, and it’s still just a fucking great song, and deserves to be on this list.
If “Back to the Shack” is on this album, then there is no hope.
I love these kinds of articles. There’s a guy to did basically what Owen Pallett is doing here with every single Beatles song, and reading it is a must for every pop songwriter out there.
New band? Debut album? Wtf…?